McLaren - TAG Porsche MP4/2 n.8 winner F1 World Champion 1984

McLAREN – TAG PORSCHE MP4/2 n.8

HISTORY

The McLaren – TAG Porsche MP4/2 n.8, and the winning car of the 1984 Formula 1 World Championship. For the Woking team 1984 was the year that made it the most successful team of the 80s. The MP4/2 was designed by John Barnard, the British engineer created a chassis that together with the Porsche engine and the TAG electronics proved very competitive.

Niki Lauda with McLaren – TAG Porsche MP4/2 n.8 won the Formula 1 World Championship in 1984, for the Austrian rider was the third and last world title in his career. The season was a duel between the two McLaren team riders, Lauda and the French Alain Prost. won five Grand Prix: South Africa, France, Great Britain, Austria and Italy. The World Cup was decided at the last race and despite the seventh victory of the French rider to the Austrian only the second place was enough to win the World Championship for only half a point. McLaren also won the Constructors World Championship.

CHASSIS

McLaren MP4/2
Composite fibre construction made of carbon fibres with a honeycomb
Length: 4343 mm
Width: 2133 mm
Height: 991 mm
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

TAG-Porsche TTE PO1, 1,499 cc 90° V6, turbo, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
Power: 750 CV
DriveType: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: McLaren / Hewland FGB five speed manual and RM
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: 220 lt

RESULT

Winner Formula 1 World Champion 1984 with driver Niki Lauda
GP winner: GP of South Africa 1984, GP of France 1984, GP of Great Britain 1984, GP of Austria 1984, GP of Italy 1984

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